During the 2008 season, a historically bad football team hit rock bottom. The Detroit Lions became the first team in NFL history to lose 16 games in a single season. The whole organization seemed hopeless. It was clear that the general manager, Matt Millen, and the head coach, Rod Marinelli, were not the guys who would lead the Lions to the Super Bowl, the playoffs or even a winning season.
Just three seasons later, the Detroit Lions are the hottest team in football. They have won seven consecutive regular-season games (longest active streak in the NFL), and they don't show any signs of stopping.
Here is a look at how the Detroit Lions completely overhauled their team, becoming what many people are saying is the one of the best teams in the league.